A pregnant mother of two was stabbed to death, allegedly by her husband of nearly six years, Yeveginy “Eugene” Savenok, on Saturday, May 14, inside their home in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, according to the Star Tribune.
Lyuba Savenok died shortly after police were called to a domestic-disturbance call at their two-story house, the paper reports. Eugene, 30, reportedly fled the scene in an SUV with their two children — Matthew, 4, and Vivienne, 3 — but later turned himself in to police, and has not yet been charged.
Eden Prairie police lieutenant Greg Weber told CBS Minnesota he was familiar with the suspect. “We do have previous calls to that residence for domestic assault cases,” he said, adding that the accused had been arrested in the past for domestic assault and was scheduled to go on trial later this year.
The 23-year-old victim’s brother, Aleksandr Katane, told the Star Tribune that his sister was 26 weeks pregnant with a baby boy. “Her greatest passion was being a mom and doing everything she could to enrich their lives,” Katane wrote in an email. “The entire family is heartbroken, and we look for Lyuba in the face of her remaining children. It is very hard.”
Fox 9 reported that Lyuba had an order for protection against Eugene in Illinois.
A GoFundMe page has raised more than $37,000 to raise money for Matthew and Vivienne.
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